Going bananas? You certainly will here, but in a good way. If you’ve ever wondered about growing and caring for banana plants in your home or outdoor landscape, then you’ve come to the right place. In the following pages, you will find tips and information on everything from general banana plant care, like harvesting, transplanting and dividing bananas, to managing common banana tree problems, such as pests and disease.
There are many types of banana which produce copious amounts of fruit. But did you know there are also various types of the ornamental red banana plant too, specifically grown for their attractive red foliage color? Learn more about them here.
In Thailand, bananas are everywhere and synonymous with the tropical region they thrive in. If you?re yearning to introduce a more tropical look to your landscape, try growing Thai bananas. What are Thai bananas? Click here to find out about Thai banana care.
Banana plants are prone to a number of diseases, many of which result in black spots on banana fruit. What causes black spot disease in bananas and are there any methods for treating black spots on banana fruit? Click this article to learn more.
It takes some work to grow bananas and, even so, they are susceptible to their share of diseases and other banana tree problems. One such issue is bananas with cracked skin. Why do bananas split on the bunch? Find out about banana fruit cracking here.
Also known as Panama disease, fusarium wilt of banana is difficult to control and severe infections are often deadly. Click on this article to learn more about banana fusarium wilt disease, including management and control.
Banana plant problems can derail a successful plantation, and any of the problems affecting bananas may afflict the home gardener as well, so it?s important to learn to identify banana pests and diseases to nip them in the bud. Click here to learn more.
Bananas are heavy feeders in order to produce sweet fruit, so feeding banana plants is of primary importance, but the question is what to feed banana plants? What are banana fertilizer requirements and how do you fertilize a banana tree plant? Learn more here.
Banana trees are a staple of many hot weather landscapes. While they?re very decorative and are often grown for their tropical leaves and bright flowers, most varieties also produce fruit. Learn how to get banana trees to produce fruit in this article.
Like most fruit trees, a banana plant sends out suckers. With grafted fruit trees, it is recommended that you prune and discard suckers, but banana plant suckers can be split from the parent plant and grown as new plants. Learn more here.
Banana plant pups are actually suckers, or offshoots, that grow from the base of the banana plant. Can you transplant a banana tree pup to propagate a brand new banana tree? You certainly can, and dividing banana pups is easier than you may think. Learn more here.
If you don?t actually live in the tropics, you?re going to have to find something to do with your tree once winter comes. Find information about how to keep a banana tree over winter in this article. Click here to learn more.
If you live in USDA zones 8-11, you get to grow a plantain tree. I?m jealous. What is a plantain? It?s sort of like a banana but not really. Click on this article for fascinating information on how to grow plantain trees and plantain plant care.
Commercially grown bananas that are cultivated specifically for consumption don?t have seeds. In nature, one encounters many banana types with seeds. That said, can you grow bananas from seed? Click here to find out about growing banana trees from seeds.
Bananas are not all that hard to grow, but problems with banana plants are bound to crop up nonetheless. What kinds of banana plant pests and diseases are there? Click here find out how to solve problems with banana plants.
Bananas are one of the most popular fruit in the world. If you are lucky enough to have a banana tree of your own, you may wonder when to pick the bananas. Click this article to find out how to harvest bananas at home.